Jeff Gordon’s Cadillac Prototype Dream Team Won The Rolex 24

Photo credit: Kurt Bradley

Cadillac’s return to prototype racing was indeed triumphant, with Cadillac DPi-V.Rs taking first and second place at Daytona. First place went to none other than the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing team who invited retired NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon to race with them this year at Daytona.


However, some risky moves done by No. 10 driver Ricky Taylor in the last ten minutes certainly raised the eyebrows of even die-hard fans of the beloved Wayne Taylor Racing team. The front-runners had already started to play rough with each other when a dead Acura forced the group to restart with 22 minutes to go.

The bunched-up field played even rougher than ever, with Taylor and No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing driver Filipe Albuquerque ultimately making contact with seven minutes to go.

Taylor carried more speed than Albuquerque coming off of the big NASCAR banking into the infield section of the Daytona road course, ultimately tagging the No. 5 from behind. Albuquerque was spun out by the hit and Taylor moved ahead to take the lead. Even Ricky’s father and team namesake Wayne Taylor winced at the messy pass.

Taylor lost some of his lead in front of Albuquerque by unsuccessfully trying to go for a gap between the No. 29 Audi R8 LMS and the wall. The gap between Taylor and Albuquerque narrowed to only two seconds, but ultimately, Taylor held him off for the overall win.


More on this story to come.

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